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Stop sticks end N.C. 11 chase

LEWISTON WOODVILLE – The local unit of the North Carolina Highway Patrol was involved in ending a chase that went from Martin County to Bertie County Friday.

According to a report filed by North Carolina Highway Patrol Trooper Matt Manis, the chase began in Martin County when he attempted to stop a vehicle for speeding on N.C. 11 near N.C. 142.

The vehicle failed to stop and continued through Oak City on N.C. 11 and into Bertie County. Troopers said the chase did not reach high speeds and that the car actually slowed to just over the posted speed limit (approximately 38 miles per hour) in Oak City and then accelerated to approximately 60 mph afterward.

Troopers contacted Troop A, District II in Ahoskie about the incidents and Trooper C.W. Godwin deployed stop sticks approximately one-quarter of a mile south of the intersection of N.C. 11 and N.C. 308 at Lewiston-Woodville.

Trooper Godwin was joined by other members of the District including Sgt. M.W. Sawyer, Trooper M.D. Simmons, Trooper J.G. Williams and Trooper M. Cerbone.

The car struck the stop sticks and the chase came to an end at the intersection of 11 and 308 according to Godwin.

When the chase ended, Shenna Vaughn of New York was taken into custody and charged with speeding, speeding to elude arrest, failure to stop for blue light and siren, resist, obstruct and delay and driving with no operator’s license.

She was placed in the Bertie-Martin Regional Jail under a $3,000 secured bond.